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Question: Are patients admitted for elective basilar stenting excluded from the stroke chart audits?

I understand that patients admitted for elective carotid intervention are excluded from the measure population. Are patients admitted for elective basilar interventions also excluded?


If the patient was admitted for purposes of performing the basilar stent procedure and not for acute stroke, select "Yes" for *Elective Carotid Intervention*. The list of inclusions for this data element is not all-inclusive.

The emphasis is on the admission of the patient for a scheduled, planned intervention for prevention of stroke. Patients admitted for stroke who receive a carotid intervention later in the hospital stay are not excluded from the measure population. Select "No" for Elective Carotid Intervention for these cases.

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
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